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I love Kahuna watches and I own several of them as I find them so easy to wear and I do prefer these type of leather watches rather than metal as they are comfortable to wear and are not too expensive. This one is currently on Amazon for £17.95 which I think is still a good price for this watch. It has a 2 year manufacturers guarantee and a Quartz movement so it is well made. The watch has a black leather strap which has lovely a silver embroidery patterns all round.
Although it is black it still does look quite feminine due to the embroidery and you could wear this for any occasion. The face is a black with a silver surround and the timings are marked in silver with the word Kahuna written in blue across the face. This watch is fastened by a silver buckle and is so comfortable to wear. I never get any friction or irritation from the buckle or the face and the strap seems to grip my wrist snugly without any feelings of restriction. As with most watches you pull a small knob on the right hand side and turn it clockwise to set the time. It has the usual battery in the back but I have not had to change it yet. I think that all watches vary in how long the batteries last as I have not had to change the batteries in my other Kahuna watches, one of which I am sure I have had for over five years now, but have got other watches where the battery has gone within twelve months.
Most of the Kahuna range are fabric/leather watches and come in a good range of designs and are mostly quite bright and colourful with some really different designs. I love the look and feel of these watches and would definitely buy another one. They are not too expensive and are very good quality and excellent time keepers. I wear this watch all day for work and for going out and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a comfortable watch which is a bit different from the norm. This is a lovely feminine looking watch which I love wearing and looks good for any occasion.
I like to use mouthwash as a extra precaution against gum disease and to generally give my teeth a bit more protection and also to freshen my breath. I have tried several other Listerine products which are all similar but I like this cool mint as it isn't too strong to taste as some of the others are.
This bottle of Listerine cool mint is clear and the liquid inside is a bright blue colour and you can easily see how much is left. There are the usual directions for use and ingredients on the bottle and it has a child proof cap which you have to press equally at each side to open the lid. It is not suitable for children under 12 years old but I wouldn't think that many children of this age would need to use this.
It is an antibacterial mouthwash and is supposed to reduce plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone and strengthens tooth enamel to help protect against decay which I assume is down to the ingredients. It also claims to kill the bacteria between teeth and freshen your breath.
It is recommended that you use it twice daily after brushing and to use approximately 20ml each time. Personally I think that twice a day is a bit too often for me as I do look after my teeth quite well in general, and I probably use it about two or three times a week. I really couldn't say how much exactly I use but it is enough to rinse round my mouth and gargle comfortably. I would say that I keep it in my mouth for about 20 to 30 seconds before spitting it out.
I would say that my teeth feel so clean and smooth after use and I am confident that my teeth and gums are clean and that every last bit of food and drink has been removed. My gums also feel a bit tingly and just very clean. There are other mouth washes which are a bit cheaper in price however I rate Listerine and recommend it as it is a well known quality brand and I feel that I am giving my teeth the best possible care.
I don’t usually foundation every day but I like some sort of covering for a bit of colour as I am quite pale skinned especially in the winter months. This Dr Hauschka bronzing powder was given to me as a gift by my sister for my last birthday who knows that I love expensive cosmetics but don't usually buy them myself. I have had a look online and this compact retails for around £17 to £23 but you can get it a bit cheaper from some online websites if you look around.
It comes in a superb quality black compact which flips open and there is a mirror inside the lid which I find very useful as it saves me carrying a separate mirror around with me if I am taking my make up out and about. I like bronzing powder as I find it gives me a natural look and you can use as much or as little as you need for any occasion. If I am using it in the daytime I will just use a light covering mainly on my forehead and cheeks as this is where I like to have a bit of colour, but if I am using it in the evening if this is all the face make up I am using I will build up the colour over my cheeks and go all the way down to my neck blending it in.
This bronzing powder is free from synthetic fragrances and preservatives and has been derrmatologically tested so it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It contains a combination of medicinal plant extracts and silk which gives you a delicate matt looking finish and it has a lovely smell which reminds me of flowers.
To use I will sweep my brush over the powder to get enough on there to use and then apply the powder to my forehead, cheeks and nose using a sweeping outwards motion, and repeating this as required. It does feel soft and silky on my skin and you really can’t feel that you are wearing it as it doesn’t feel caked on or thick at all.
I have never experienced any irritation or reaction when using this powder and I have been using it now for several months. It blends excellently on my skin leaving my skin looking very smooth and it also removes easily with wipes or make up cleansers. It definitely feels like a high quality product and I do recommend it. I think it gives my skin a very natural glow and doesn't look overly made up even when I have built the layers up. It is a pleasure to use and to wear and it comes recommended by me.
The hygienist at my dentist recommended that I use mouthwash as a extra precaution against gum disease and to generally give my teeth a bit more protection. I have tried other Listerine products but tend to stick to this one as it is specifically for your gums as well as teeth.
This bottle of Total Care fresh mint is clear so you can see the pink liquid inside and can easily see how much is left. There are the usual directions for use and ingredients on the bottle and it has a child proof cap which you have to press equally at each side to open the lid. It is not suitable for children under 12 years old but I wouldn't think that many children of this age would need to use this.
It is an antibacterial mouthwash and is supposed to reduce plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone and strengthens tooth enamel to help protect against decay which I assume is down to the ingredients. It also claims to kill the bacteria between teeth and freshen your breath.
As soon as you open the bottle you can smell the mouthwash which is quite strong and a bit medicated, it says that it is fresh mint but I think it smells a bit stronger than this description. However it doesn't taste too strong and is quite fresh and minty.
It is recommended that you use it morning and night after brushing and to use 20ml each time. Personally I think that twice a day is a bit too much as I do look after my teeth quite well in general, and I probably use it about two or three times a week. As it is only me who uses it I don't bother pouring it into a glass or even the lid and just swig it out of the bottle. I really couldn't say how much exactly I use but it is enough to swizzle round my mouth and gargle comfortably. I would say that I keep it in my mouth for about 20 to 30 seconds before spitting it out.
I would say that my teeth feel so clean and smooth after use and I am confident that my teeth and gums are clean and that every last bit of food and drink has been removed. My gums also feel a bit tingly and just very clean.
There are other similar products which are cheaper in price however I rate Listerine and recommend it as it is a well known quality brand and I feel that I am giving my teeth the best possible care. It is currently on offer at Boots for two 500ml bottles for £5 which will last you for ages.
I use hand cream daily and will always have several on the go at any one time, with one at home, one in my drawer at work and a small one in my handbag. I would say that I probably apply hand cream about three times a day on average, and more so if the weather is particularly cold. This Neutrogena concentrated cream is my current one which I am using at work and it really is a nice rich hand cream and is one of my favourites.
This hand cream smells clean and fresh without being too overpowering. It is dermatologically approved so is suitable for sensitive skin and for daily use. Neutrogena have been making hand cream and other products for many years and they are a well known and trusted brand and I remember my mom using this product many years ago.
This comes in a 75ml white tube with a flip top and the opening is wide enough to squeeze a decent amount of cream with just one squeeze. The tube contains the usual list of ingredients and instructions for use and the cream itself is white in colour and it feels very rich and creamy without feeling greasy or sticky at all. You can also get this hand cream in larger and smaller sizes so there should be one suitable for everyone.
To use I will squeeze a blob onto the back of my hand around the size of a five pence piece and find that this is usually plenty to rub into both hands. I will make sure that I rub it down between my fingers which sometimes get a bit cracked in the cold weather. It absorbs quickly without too much rubbing and my hands feel soft and moisturised. I have never had any residue left on my hands or felt that I can't touch anything afterwards without leaving behind any remnants of cream and I am able to put my gloves on straight afterwards.
I bought this cream for £1.00 from a local discount store which is a good price as you can pay up to £3.19 from Amazon, although you can get it for around £2 from other websites. I have been using this particular tube for about two months and I don't seem to have used much at all, but I do use others at home. I like the feel and smell of this cream, and the effect it has on my hands. I do recommend this hand cream to protect your hands from the cold weather and to keep them in great condition
I am a fan of Boots Natural products and have used many of them over the years. I had this as part of a gift set which included this body scrub, a body gel and moisturiser. I am not sure how much it was as it was a gift but I have had a look online and a gift set similar to this is around £6 so it is easy affordable.
It is 75ml size and comes in a red tube with a flip top lid and a picture of a poppy on the front. The tube gives you the ingredients on the back and instructions for use. This scrub contains essential oils and it smells fresh and fruity and as I am applying it the smell comes out even more and it stays on my skin for some time afterwards even though it is washed off. I think that this is due to the exfoliation part as the little bits seem to go a bit deeper into your skin.
I would describe the scrub as quite a rich cream with lots of little grains all the way through it, and to use I will step under the shower to make sure my skin is wet and then squeeze some cream out onto my sponge or spa glove and then rub into my skin using small circular motions. It does lather up as I am using it so it spreads easily on my skin and I can feel the grains rubbing away at the surface of my skin but it is not unpleasant at all. When I am happy that I have rubbed it into the required areas I will stand back under the shower and rinse it off.
When I have finished my skin does feel very fresh and clean. I will always apply a nice body moisturiser afterwards and it does seem to soak in well and leaves me with lovely soft feeling skin.. By exfoliating on a regular basis I know I am getting rid of any dead skin cells and helping to improve my circulation and I am always glad when I have
done it even though I do put it off sometimes as it does take longer than a normal shower.
I think that this is an effective exfoliating scrub which lathers up well, smells lovely and it does make my skin feel clean and nourished. I use this along with other Boots natural products and think it is a good quality product which anyone can use and I do recommend it.
I don’t usually foundation every day but I like some sort of covering as I have several darker patches and blemishes on my face so I use pressed powder on a regular basis. This Dr Hauschka face powder is translucent but it does still provide a good cover for my face and does seem to give the appearance of being smooth and helps to disguise the blemishes. I bought this from a department store when they had a special offer and I paid just £10.95 which is around half the recommended retail price. You can also get Dr Hauschka powders in colours and bronzing powders and they cost around the same.
It comes in a good quality black compact which has a plastic cover which I always find it best to replace as the powder is loose and if you keep it in a make up bag the powder moves around so when you open the lid it will shake everywhere when you open it. It has a powder puff which is very good quality and soft and it feels lovely when you apply it to your face.
To use I will give the sponge a little twist to get enough on there to use and then apply the powder to my forehead, cheeks and nose using a sweeping outwards motion. I find that I usually have to dab the sponge back onto the powder once more to make sure that all my face is covered. It does feel soft and silky on my skin and you really can’t feel that you are wearing it as it doesn’t feel caked on or thick at all. It does a good job of disguising blemishes and also prevents my face from becoming shiny which it is apt to do if I get warm and it is also a great product for setting your make up.
I have never experienced any irritation or reaction when using this powder and I have been using it now for several months. It blends excellently on my skin leaving my skin looking very smooth and it also removes easily with wipes or make up cleansers. I will look out for any special offers from Dr Hauschka as I would definitely buy this again. It is more expensive than some other brands but it goes on very smoothly and it stays on well so you don't have to use as much powder. It definitely feels like a high quality product and I do recommend it.
I always keep a box of tissues in my bathroom as I find this is where I use them the most. I am not loyal to any one brand and will usually buy supermarkets own tissues like these from Tesco or any others which are on special offers. I cannot remember exactly how much I paid for these Tesco value tissues as I have had them in my bathroom unit for some time but they are around 65p.
The packaging is quite plain and they come in a white and red box which has the usual perforated section which you need to press out in order to remove the tissues. I found that this section came out easy and didn't tear the rest of the box. There are 150 tissues in the box which are two ply, which is probably average for a box of tissues unless you are buying the really expensive ones then they can be three ply.
The tissues are obviously white and folded over but when you pull them out they open up straight away and I haven't had any problems with pulling just one tissue out at a time. As well as using the tissues for blowing my nose I have also used them occasionally for going to the loo when we have ran out of toilet tissue, but I use them mostly when applying my make up and creams. I find that they are perfectly adequate for blowing my nose for regular usage, but I would think that they could make your nose quite sore if you have a bad cold and need to blow your nose more often.
I use them mostly to wipe my brushes after applying blusher or eye make up as I like to remove any excess make up from my brushes before putting them back in my make up box. I will usually use just one tissue and fold it over several times and sweep the brushes across the tissue until I am happy that the brush is clean. I also use them to remove any excess cream from my face and I have a few skin creams which need to be left on my face and then removed and I find these cheap tissues ideal for this.
They are not as refined as some more expensive tissues but they certainly do the job and I find them extremely versatile as I use them for so many things. They are certainly good value at 65p and I will be buying them again when these run out.
I love Johnsons products and have always found them to be very gentle but still effective and they also have that lovely unique Johnson's smell which reminds me of babies. I bought this pack of 25 wipes from Asda for just £2, they are widely available but I think this is the best price around as you can pay as much as £3.49 from other stores and supermarkets. At the price I paid they work out at less than 10p a wipe which I think is a good price to pay for a good quality cleansing wipe.
The pack is oblong in shape and is a pale pinkcolour and displays the ingredients and directions for use. It has the usual resealable closure tab which you need to make sure is closed firmly after use to keep the moisture in the remaining wipes. These particular wipes are very moist to the touch and even when I get down to the last few they are always still as moist as the first one with no signs of drying out. The wipes are white and are extremely soft to the touch and feel almost quilted, and they have that lovely fresh sweet Johnson's smell which you can smell for quite a while after using them. I find that one wipe is sufficient to cleanse my face and neck even if I am wearing a lot of make up including waterproof mascara.
These wipes do a very good job of cleaning my face and I can feel a lovely coolness as soon as they touch my skin which feels refreshed afterwards and very clean. I never get any tingling with these wipes as I do with some others, but they must still contain all the ingredients to cleanse my skin thoroughly as I never wake up with amy smudges on my face in the morning. I will usually wait for about ten minutes or so and then apply a moisturiser or night cream depending on what time of day I am using them. The wipes are strong and I would say it would be very hard to rip or tear them and although personally I don’t seem to have to rub very hard to remove any type of make up I would think that you could use quite a bit of pressure and you wouldn't have a problem.
These wipes are very gentle and have never caused me any irritation on my face or around the eye area. They are alcohol-free and have been dermatologically tested, so should be suitable for a lot of people. I love the clean fresh feeling I get after using these and will definitely buy them again. They are good value and very effective and leave my skin feeling clean and fresh.
I bought these Sennheiser MM 50 iPhone earphones last month after having my very first IPhone and thought I would treat myself to some decent earphones which I knew would last me and give a good sound. I bought these from Tesco and they were on offer for £30 which is a very good price as the recommended retail price at Tesco is usually £49.99. I had looked at different reviews of earphones and had decided before I went to the store that these were the ones that I wanted. One of the main reasons is that they have a microphone so I don't have to take the earphones out of my ears to answer the phone.
They are very neat looking but they are well made and strong. They come with three different sizes of ear buds being small, medium and large so they should fit most size ears. I found that the smallest size were the best for my delicate little ears. They are black with a silver section where the bud fits into and they are discreet enough to wear without being too obtrusive. They have a small Sennheiser logo on the back of the earpiece.
You simply press a small indented button on the microphone to answer the phone and you press it again to end the call and it takes you back to the place you were in the music. I find this particularly useful if I am on the train listening to my music and someone calls me as I only have to press a small button rather than pick up my phone. The same button also plays and pauses tunes, and a double press will skip tracks. The microphone is black and is only about an inch long so does not look bulky or very noticeable. As with a lot of earphones with a microphone one side is much longer than the other, but this is designed to put them round the back of your neck so that if you do take the earphones out they stay round your neck so you don't lose or drop them.
Obviously the main point about earphones is the quality of the sound, and I can say that the quality of these is excellent, with just the right balance for perfect listening. The bass is particularly good which features heavily in a lot of my music and which I always turn up anyway. They do block out most outside noise and it is very clear when you are speaking through the microphone.
I think these are a well made set of headphones and are great for taking calls whilst listening to your music without having to pull them out of your ears. They are lightweight and stylish and I would say that they are suitable for any age or gender.
I had this Kahuna watch as a birthday present last year from my sister after giving out a few hints. This one is currently on Amazon for £19.95 which I think is still a good price for this watch. The watch has a 2 year manufacturers guarantee and a Quartz movement. The watch has a white leather strap which has a smaller white strap which is attached over the top and which has a lovely pink flower design on it. It is quite a chunky design but because it is white and has the flowers on it does look quite feminine. The face is a dusky pink colour with a silver surround and the timings are marked in silver.
This watch is fastened by a silver buckle and is so comfortable to wear. I never get any rubbing or irritation from the buckle or the face and the strap seems to grip my wrist snugly without any feelings of restriction. As with most watches you pull a small knob on the right hand side and turn it clockwise to set the time. It has the usual battery in the back but I have not had to change it yet. I think that all watches vary in how long the batteries last as I have not had to change the batteries in my other Kahuna watches, one of which I am sure I have had for over five years now, but have got other watches where the battery has gone within twelve months. I suppose it all depends on how long they have been in the shop or warehouse before being sold.
Most of the Kahuna range are fabric/leather watches and come in a wide range of designs and are mostly quite bright and colourful . I love the look and feel of these watches and would definitely buy another one. They are not too expensive and are very good quality and excellent time keepers. I wear this watch all day for work and for going out and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a comfortable watch which is a bit different from the norm. This watch has a bit of a hippy/surfer type look and Kahuna do advertise their watches for people who surf, snowboard, mountain bike and other outdoor activities. This is a lovely feminine looking watch which I love wearing and looks good for any occasion.
I do like using cleansing milk as I like the thin consistency and find that it does just a good a job as the more thicker concentrated products which I find sometimes a bit hard to remove completely from my face. I find a good cleansing milk will remove all traces of my make up and leave my face feeling refreshed and product free. I have bought a lot of L'Oreal products over the years and have always found them to be suitable for my skin and also very reasonably priced.
I bought this L'Oreal nourish cleansing milk for just £2.20 at Asda recently when it was on offer. It is also available at Superdrug at £4.49 or two for £5.00 and at Boots for £4.79 or 3 for 2 so there are several offers if you look around. I thought that £2.20 was a fabulous price and I actually bought two bottles. It is a 200ml bottle which usually lasts me about three months as I also do use wipes if I am away or time is limited.
This milk contains magnesium which is said to have revitalising properties and vitamin C, and it has been dermatologically tested and I can say that it has never irritated my skin or caused any issues. L'Oreal claim that it has been made for the more mature lady and will help to smooth you skin and to reduce the signs of fatigue. It is white and milky in appearance and it smells fresh and clean without being too strong or overpowering.
To use I will tip a small amount onto a cotton wool pad and find that you don't really need much as it seems to go a long way. Even though it isn't very thick it seems to stay on the cotton pad without soaking right in and I find that one application is enough to wipe over my whole face. I will use little sweeping motions starting at the top of my face going down to my neck and then will finish off by wiping around my eyes. I am always amazed at how dirty the cotton pad is when I have finished and I am happy that I have removed all traces of make up and oils from my face.
My skin feels soft and quite hydrated afterwards and I don't feel the need to use anything else straight away although I do apply a moisturiser before going to bed. I think that my skin does look smooth and bright with using this milk and the fresh clean feeling does last for some time. I will continue to use this cleansing milk and if you can pick it up for £2.20 it is a fantastic price for a good quality product and I recommend it.
I occasionally suffer from dry patches on my hands and arms and have tried numerous creams and lotion which all seem to work for a while but it always seems to come back and when it does, it just appears literally overnight and I find that my skin just flakes and is a little itchy especially if I use shower gels with colourants and perfumes. I last bought this from Tesco and paid £2.19 however it is currently on offer at Boots half price for £1.14.
I do like unfragranced toiletries as I don't like to smell them on me during the day if I get warm as I find that certain smells can smell a bit off when they are warmed up and nothing like their original smell. It is also suitable for both sexes so you don't have to have several shower gels on the go at the same time.
The bottle is 250ml and is white plastic and it has a blue lid with a flip tab at the top which clicks back into place securely. The gel is white and is quite a thick creamy consistency but is still fluid enough to be squeezed easily out of the bottle. I find that I only need about a 10p size of the gel as it is a nice thick consistency, and I rub it into a natural sponge for a few seconds which lathers up very quickly. I sometimes use just my hands in the shower and will squeeze a smaller amount onto my hands as obviously the lather doesn't stay on your hands so much and I just squeeze some more out when the lather has all gone.
In addition to this shower gel being 0% free of fragrance, parabens, colourants, phthlates and phenoxyethanol it is also has a biodegradable formulation and is approve by dermatologists. It has a reduced number of ingredients compared to other Sanex products and is specifically developed for sensitive skin.
I find that this gel does really hydrate my skin and my itching and flaking seems to reduce. I do feel that I am caring for my skin by using a product like this as it does a great job of cleansing my body and leaves it feeling soft and moisturised. I recommend this shower gel for anyone with sensitive skin or who doesn't want to use unnecessary chemicals. At £1.14 for 250ml it is suberb value and I do recommend it.
I own quite a few different lip balms as I use them regularly so tend to leave one in my different bags so that I always have one to hand. I am not loyal to any brand and have probably tried most popular brands over the years, some giving better results than others. I bought this one from a craft fayre where they had a table for Lush toiletries and paid just £1.50 for it. It is only 6g in size so is small enough to pop into your bag or pocket without taking up any room. It has a clear tub so you can clearly see the balm inside and how much you have left and it has a black screw lid with a green label on the top.
The balm is white and smells very sweet and inviting. To use I will rub one of my fingers in the balm and then apply to my lips and I find that it glides on easily and quickly smooths onto my lips. It absorbs nicely whilst still leaving a sort of layer on the top which lasts for ages, however it isn’t sticky or slimy as some others I have used have been. I would say that I usually reapply lip balm every couple of hours and the results of using this will usually last until then especially if I haven’t eaten with it on.
I would say that my lips are not very dry which I think is probably due to me keep applying lip balm but they do feel soft and supple when I use this balm. The recommended retail price for this is £2.49 but you can pick it up much cheaper as I did and at £1.50 I think it is very good value. It smells nice, is easy to apply and it leaves my lips soft and smooth. It doesn't have a tint but it still gives my lips a slight glossy look which is another advantage.
I have been very pleased with this lip balm and love the way it softens and moisturises my lips. I will apply this regularly even if my lips aren't particularly dry as I think it prevents them from becoming dry so I will probably use if most days. I have been using this one now for several months and although I am also using others it really hasn't gone down much in the tub. I would recommend this lip balm and I would buy it again.
I bought this Clean and Clear deep cleansing lotion for sensitive skin when I was away for the weekend and forgot to take my cleansing lotion. This lotion is suitable for sensitive and unbalanced skin and it also cleans your skin deep down. It comes in a 200ml clear plastic bottle and the cleanser itself is a pale blue colour. It has a blue flip top with a hole in the top and you just need to gently squeeze the bottle to release the liquid.
The lotion itself has quite a fresh and clean smell and I can still smell this on my face for some time after using the lotion. I use it on my face and neck and I can feel it absorbing into my skin. I will tip the cleanser out onto a cotton wool pad or cotton wool ball and then gently rub it over my face but keeping clear of my eyes as I like to use a separate eye make up remover.
As I am using it I can feel a lovely coolness instantly and my face always feels very fresh and clean afterwards. I am always surprised at the amount of dirt on the cotton pad even if I am not wearing any make up as it is surprising how much dirt which can accumulate on your face during the day. After use I will sometimes apply a toner and then moisturiser or sometimes just a moisturiser to complete my cleansing routine.
I have been very pleased with the results of this cleanser. It is probably not one which I would normally choose but it was really the one suitable one for me at the time when I bought it. I have been using this cleanser now for about three months and I have not used even a quarter of it so it is good value.